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Illawarra volunteers’ commitment praised

Long serving volunteers from the Illawarra area have been acknowledged for their commitment by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

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End to one of the worst fire seasons in recent times

The recent bush fire season will be remembered as one of the most difficult and challenging in many years, NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said.

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Learning from the recent Shoalhaven fires

A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven on 2 April, with researchers spending four days in the area to learn from experience of locals who lived through the recent fires.

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Learning from the recent fires across the Southern Tablelands

A major research program will begin this week to learn from the January grass fire which affected areas around Jugiong.

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Lake George Zone volunteers honoured

Forty five dedicated volunteers from the Lake George Zone will be joined by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons at a ceremony tonight to recognise their contribution to the community.

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$650,000 Investment in Inverell Brigade

A new era began for the Inverell Rural Fire Brigade today when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Director of Regional and Infrastructure Services, Chief Superintendent Bruce McDonald, officially declared their new station open.

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RFS honour Gum Flat volunteer firefighters

Today the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) opened a new station and acknowledged the ongoing dedication of two volunteer firefighters at an official ceremony held in their honour.

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New stations and recognition for Northern Tablelands volunteers

Two local brigades have ushered in a new era today when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Chief Superintendent Bruce McDonald officially opened their first ever Rural Fire Stations.

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Volunteers’ dedication in the Far North Coast acknowledged

A number of dedicated volunteers on the State’s North Coast were joined by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons at a ceremony held to recognise their contribution to the community.

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Commissioner Honours Tweed Volunteers

Tweed volunteers were joined by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons at an awards ceremony held in recognition of their service.

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